Celebrating Suffolk Day
What is Suffolk Day?
Suffolk Day is a county-wide party to recognise our great icons, attractions, landscapes, institutions, special events and more. The annual festivities continue on the longest day of the year, when the sun rises on our east coast and shines upon the many wonderful things we have. Suffolk Day 2022 will be part of the Festival of Suffolk, the county's unique celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
For several years now, the good folk of Suffolk have celebrated all that makes this county great on the longest day of the year.
From guided walks and treasure hunts to live broadcasts and competitions, there's something for everyone to enjoy for Suffolk Day 2022. Visit www.suffolkday.co.uk/whats-on to plan your day. Why not make the most of the longest day of the year and kick it off by watching the sunrise at the most easterly point in the UK (Ness Point, Lowestoft)! Visit the Trades Fayre at Suffolk One, celebrate 1,000 years since the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund in Bury St Edmunds with BBC Radio Suffolk or visit East Anglian Sailing Trust - Suffolk Open Day in Levington Marina from 10am to 2pm.
I love Suffolk. I was born here, in Ipswich and although I moved away for university, I now raise my family here. I am lucky enough to live near the forest and beach and love to walk the dogs in the forest, swim in the sea or paddleboard on the river.
I love Suffolk's wide open skies and vast landscape. The fact that the accent is distinctive and that people take pride in the county they live in. Where you can be on the beach in no time at all, or shopping or wandering through unspoilt fields and heathland.
It is the perfect place to get outside and enjoy nature. From the maritime town of Ipswich, to Bury St Edmunds with its Abbey and Cathedral or Newmarket, the home of horseracing. Walk the Suffolk Coast Path, enjoy one of the many parks or spend the day at the stunning coastline. Explore traditional countryside, beautiful heathland and sleepy villages, ancient woodland and country parks plus historic estates and nature reserves.
I have written a lot about Suffolk, you can see some of my blogs here:
Support local shops in Suffolk
A Guide to Swimming in Suffolk
Family Friendly Walks in Suffolk
The Deben Peninsula - A Well Kept Secret
Visit to the Suffolk Punch Trust
The real life Castle on the Hill – and Ed Sheeran’s love song for Suffolk
Review: Mid-Suffolk Leisure Centre Swimming Pool
See more about Suffolk at www.discoversuffolk.org.uk and www.visitsuffolk.com
This Girl Can Suffolk Ambassador
I am proud to be a This Girl Can Suffolk Ambassador, part of a team of incredible ambassadors for Active Suffolk whose role is to help inspire other local females to be active.
This Girl Can is a Sport England campaign funded by the National Lottery. The campaign, which first launched in 2015, works to inspire and empower women to participate in sport and physical activity, regardless of their shape, size or ability.
Follow @ThisGirlCanSuffolk on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Be inspired by your local This Girl Can Ambassadors by following #ThisGirlCanSuffolk & #TGCSuffolk.
What do you love about Suffolk? Let me know in the comments.